We first saw 2.3 show up in March and you can now enjoy speedy navigation, a customizable dock, and an overhauled camera app. Now you are cooking some Gingerbread.
It’s a little embarrassing to be Verizon today after they have inadvertently embarrassed Motorola themselves through a holiday promo. An ad to promote the Droid X’s voice-guided Google Maps is using a digitally inserted screen cap of the Maps app from the iPhone instead, which not only runs on a rival platform to Android but was written by Apple itself. Oops.
It might not be such a big deal, but this puts Apple on a device that Motorola has repeatedly used in successful anti-iPhone ads. Accidents do happen, but this one should have been caught.
Do you have a dock in your car for your phone? Probably not. You probably just put the phone into the cup holder or toss it on the seat. But when you do that, your phone might end up in the floor and that isn’t good.
Well, ProClip is here to help. ProClip has these vehicle mounts for just about any car on the road. Just choose a device specific mount to go with those clips and they will hold your mobile phone safely and securely. Now ProClip has announced a new mount for the Motorola Droid X.
With the iPhone 4′s Death Grip issue, many haven’t even noticed that the Motorola Droid X has it’s own problems. There were some recent display issues, but now users are also reporting that the phone has difficulty connecting to Wi-Fi hotspots, and once they do, they encounter poor network performance.
Apparently changing the encryption from AES to TKIP seems to help. Some users have also noticed that using 802.11g instead of 802.11n helps to reduce the issue. Hopefully Verizon and Motorola are working on it.
The Droid Incredible and the Droid X have been been quite the hit, so much so that the carrier has been having trouble keeping up with demand for the devices. I guess if you have to have problems, this is a good one to have.
According to Verizon’s website, if you want to get hold of the HTC Droid Incredible and the Motorola Droid X, you will have to wait until August 3rd. The Droid Incredible has a track record of being delayed, but the delay to the Droid X will be bad news to the many who are waiting.
According to Verizon, the company had “done everything possible” to make sure there was an adequate supply of the Droid X, but I guess they had no idea that the demand, much like the Droid Incredible would be overwhelming.
The Motorola handset is already out of stock online (right now with a ten-day delay) and in many retail stores as well. Verizon confirmed the shortages, saying that the company was pleased with initial sales, and that though they were “successful at keeping up with early demand” supplies are “low or out.”
Hurry and get yours now. This is a high end Android-powered smartphone, people. Who knows how long supplies will last. Free shamwow with every purchase, but the shamwow offer is void in Alaska and Hawaii. Sorry Hawaii.
Word on the street is that Motorola’s Android-powered Droid X is crippled. While it isn’t shuffling around on a pair or crutches or sitting on shelves in tiny wheelchairs, it does have certain limitations when it comes to HDMI output.
A developer is quoted as saying that the only time the HDMI driver on the device is enabled is when it’s in the gallery mode, which is the native photo and recorded video viewing application. This might mean that users will not be able to copy their high-definition videos into the Droid X and have it played back via the HDMI output.
Those of you who haven’t placed a pre-order for the Motorola Droid X will be happy to hear that Best Buy has confirmed that it has resumed taking pre-orders for the phone. Best Buy had previously stopped accepting orders for the Droid X, which is scheduled to arrive on July 15th, due to low supplies.
Purchasing a $50 gift card will be enough to reserve your DROID X at Best Buy where the phone is expected to cost $199 after a $100 mail-in-rebate and a 2 year contract is signed. How many of you are planning on placing pre-orders?
Motorola’s latest Android smartphone, the Droid X was just announced a few days ago and we already have a teardown. This one comes from the guys over at DroidX.net and they even have a video tutorial if you want to take yours apart.
The Motorola Droid X comes with Google Android 2.1, with a 4.3 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels, a 1GHz processor and an 8 megapixel camera that can record HD video in 720p.
Verizon’s upcoming Droid X has surfaced on the carrier’s Droid page. The handset was expected to make an official debut next week and begin shipping on July 19. The page confirms a 4.3-inch screen and a 720p resolution, though that’s probably a reference to video capture and not the actual display.
The official unveiling event on June 23 might also bring news of the Droid 2 slider. The Droid X, also called Droid Touch on the Verizon site, will also feature a 1GHz OMAP processor, an eight-megapixel camera with HD video recording and an HDMI output.